The seminar looks at universities from a knowledge management perspective. Knowledge organisations are described as organisations that create value from their intangible/intellectual assets and processes. Typical examples are professional services firms or R&D departments of a firm. In the context of a university, how is organisational knowledge being produced, captured and leveraged? The seminar will draw upon knowledge management initiatives in universities in the US and Europe.
Currently director of the knowledge management practice with Mindtheme Limited, a research and advisory company based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to that she served as Assistant Professor of Knowledge Management at the Nanyang Technological University, Division of Information Studies, Singapore. She has been researching and consulting on knowledge management since 1989, when she did her thesis on "Knowledge Transfer in the United Nations Organisation (UNDP)". Having studied information science, sociology, and business administration in Berlin, Stockholm and Cambrige (UK), she has worked in the telecom, chemical and professional services industry before moving to Hong Kong in 1997 to introduce knowledge management concepts and practices to the companies based in the Asia Pacific region.